Sports Magazine

10:31 by Chef M: An Experience of Visual and Gastronomic Artistry in Bohol

By Adrenaline Romance @AdrenalnRomance

DSCF2249

With great food comes great creativity. We are naturally inclined to lick our lips and let our tummies grumble when we see beautifully presented delicious dishes arrayed before us. During our trip to Jagna, Bohol, we stopped by a quaint bistro called 10:31 by Chef M in a quiet corner of Tagbilaran City. There, we were able to truly immerse and marvel in the impressive genius of local Boholano culinary artists.

Established in 2016 by Chef Mary Wyvern Veloso and her business partner Ian Orillos, 10:31 started out as a bakery and catering company. However, the duo realized that many locals and visitors were on the hunt for delicious gourmet meals and decadent pastries—food items that they have already specialized in. Seeing an opportunity to cater to this market, they decided to re-brand the business into a fine-dining bistro, now christened 10:31 after a verse in the Bible.

From the wooden fence to its French windows, 10:31’s facade retains its dainty and cottage-like look despite the fact that it is between two less classy establishments. Weather-resistant wrought-iron tables and chairs are provided for those who want to take their meals and coffees outdoors.

DSCF2213

The simple but immaculate interior of the bistro is pleasing to the eye. Without any superfluous distraction, 10:31’s specialty cakes, artisan breads, pastries, and other food products are prominently highlighted. Check out how the tea bags are organized in compartmentalized luxury boxes.

DSCF2218

Small jars, flower boxes, colored bottles, lamps, and other knickknacks are placed on wrought-iron shelves, adding life to the interior. Customers are ushered to sit on comfortable chairs and couches.

While waiting for our food to arrive, Ian told us the history and idea of 10:31, their business goals, their menus, their future plans, and more. They want guests to truly savor fine food, talk with friends and loved ones, and enjoy a great dining experience. As such, the bistro does not offer WiFi services to discourage patrons from getting engrossed in their mobile devices.

10:31

We started out with appetizers. We had Buffalo Wings that are coated with their homemade spicy sauce; six pieces of these can already constitute a full meal. We also enjoyed Tomatoes and Basil Bites, which are toasted bruschetta bread topped with tomatoes and basil and drizzled with olive oil. Crispy nachos were served with creamy cheese and chili con carne sauces.

fotor1

We have nothing but the utmost praise the visual presentation of the dishes; they’re simply world-class. The interplay of colors, plate arrangements, and food designs can only be matched by their superb taste.

Take for example these California Salad Wraps, vaguely inspired by California Maki. The diced mangoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers perfectly compliment the green lettuce, orange carrot sticks, red crabsticks, and white wrap. Drizzled sesame oil helps blend the flavors together.

DSCF2233

We have tasted Chicken Cordon Bleu a number of times, but we haven’t seen the dish presented in a very artistic form until we visited this bistro.

DSCF2246

Various meat and pasta dishes, each with its own unique presentation, were astonishingly visual and gastronomic masterpieces. We salute the people who have conceptualized and prepared these delicious dishes.

DSCF2248

Sheila and I absolutely love seafood. Thus, we squealed with excitement and delight when this Crab Relleno was served. Note the imaginative setup.

The entire crab is stuffed with meat and spices. The sourness of the green mango compliments the tender, slightly salty taste of crab meat.

DSCF2247

Personally, the Baked Salmon is my favorite dish in 10:31. A fresh, thick salmon fillet is first basted with secret herbs and spices. The fillet is then topped with layered cheese and garlic sauce before it gets baked to perfection. Although the melted cheese was a little too rich for me, every bite of the tender, juicy salmon was a trip to culinary heaven.

DSCF2249

If you feel the food is sitting too heavily in your tummy, you can wash it down with some healthy green and leafy salad.

DSCF2235

Feeling thirsty? Quench that parched throat with these organic drinks. We had fresh celery and carrot smoothies as well as a very citrus blend of cucumber, lemon, and orange.

DSCF2230

A sumptuous meal should end with an equally sumptuous dessert. Ian served us their signature Molten Chocolate Surprise. The protective chocolate dome melts when a generous amount of hot cream is poured on it. The filling is then revealed—a luscious mishmash of vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, and nuts.

We felt our tummies were going to explode after such a heavy lunch, but everyone had space for this lovely dessert.

fotor2

Don’t forget to buy pasalubongs for your loved ones at home. Or buy some for your own; put some in the ref or food cabinet for a late-night snack raid. 10:31 offers freshly baked biscuits, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other delightful pastries.

DSCF2253

Special Thanks

We would like to thank Chef M, Ian Orillos, and the rest of the 10:31 staff for providing us a very enjoyable feast. In all honesty, that was one of the best gourmet lunches we ever had. Thank you too to Mr. Neil Gerard P. Reyes, Ms. Josephine Remolador-Cabarrus, and Ms. Gina Kapirig of Bohol Provincial Tourism Office for a wholesome gastronomic and cultural experience.

DSCF2260

10:31 is truly a culinary destination for those who love gourmet meals, luscious desserts, and quenching beverages. The interplay of visual and gastronomic artistry harmonizes in to a grand spectacle for the eyes and taste buds. It is a quiet and dainty place where you can soak in delightful memories and enjoy treasured recipes with your special someone, family members, friends, and colleagues.

Contact Details

  • Address: 10:31 by Chef M, M. Parras Extension, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Phone Number: 0933-850-8397
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Facebook Page: 10:31 by Chef M
  • Instagram: 10:31 by Chef M

Save

Save


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi is a Delhi based technical university which is creating the buzz for last few years in the country in terms of placement, education culture, faculty... Read more

    8 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Ssankarr
    TECH
  • Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce New Headlining European Tour and Welcome...

    Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce Headlining European Tour Welcome Singer

    Big things are bristling on the horizon for Ripple Music's, Ozone Mama!After releasing their critically acclaimed, best-selling album, "Cosmos Calling" with... Read more

    11 hours, 42 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Train Travels: Malaysia to Thailand

    Train Travels: Malaysia Thailand

    I have now covered this route a bunch of times through the years, having travelled overland from as far as Singapore, up to the... Read more

    12 hours, 1 minute ago by   Allanmwilson
    DESTINATIONS, EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Random Bits of Nature (Snake Warning)

    Random Bits Nature (Snake Warning)

    A very tiny toad -- less than in inch. Blacksnakes kill by constriction. This was an ex-chipmunk by the time I saw it. Read more

    13 hours, 12 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Duck Duck Go Founder Asks Google to Sell Them Duck.com

    Duck Founder Asks Google Sell Them Duck.com

    So there was an interesting article on CNET today about Duck.com. Google acquired the domain back in 2010 when they acquired ON2. But there is confusion, most... Read more

    13 hours, 44 minutes ago by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • Concert Review: A Grand Night for D Major

    Concert Review: Grand Night Major

    Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the National Youth Orchestra.</> by Paul J. Pelkonen The players wore red pants: The National Youth Orchestra.Photo © 2018... Read more

    19 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • OMG - OH My Greenery 24x7

    Greenery 24x7

    Here OMG stands for Office, Home, Market Yard, and Ground. These places by the human being created to secure their social activities. Mostly human destroy the... Read more

    19 hours, 30 minutes ago by   Saurabh Verma
    A-CLASSER

Magazines